At the end of the course students should be able to:
The midterm exam is scheduled on Thursday Oct 20thClass Requirements and grading:
exam is scheduled on
The final exam has been
scheduled by the college, The exam is late this year, don't
make travel plans before then
Students with special needs:
Anyone who has special needs should contact me in the first week of classes so that reasonable accommodations can be agreed on.
See http://catalog.bridgew.edu/content.php?catoid=11&navoid=996#Academic_Integrity_and_Classroom_Conduct for a complete description of the academic integrity procedure at Bridgewater.
Academic integrity will be taken very seriously in this class. All individual work must be your own. If you cheat or otherwise represent the work of others as your own. You will receive an F for the course.
Guidelines for proper academic integrity:
Robot Projects are group projects.
All in class exams and quizzes are closed book and closed neighbor. If you are found using a data storage device of any kind during one of these evaluations, you will be failed for the course.
Standards for in class behavior:
You are all adults and are expected to act as adults in this class. While questions are encouraged in this class, if a particular line of questioning is taking us too far afield, I will ask the student to come by my office hours or to see me after class.
Cell phones, pagers, electronic organizers and other devises should be silenced while in class. If you work of EMS or something similar, please turn your cell phones/ pagers etc to vibrate mode so that you are not disrupting others in the class.
In the unlikely case of trouble makers in the class, those who are simply attempting to disrupt the class will be asked to stop; those who will not, will be referred to the college for appropriate action.
I do not
take regular attendance. Because of the census day
regulations, I'll have to take occasional
attendance. You are adults and are paying for this
class. If you miss a class, you are expected to
get notes from a classmate and familiarize
yourself with the material that was covered before
returning to class. I do find from dealing with
students in the past that attendance at lecture is
highly correlated with doing well in my classes.
|Week 1||Intro to robots||TBA see projects page
|Week 2||robot basics
|Week 3||sensor data
|Week 5||integrating sensor data into effector
|Week 6||basic robot control
|Week 7||behavior selection|
|Week 10||path planning|
|Week 11||Human Robot interaction
|Week 12||robot localizaton|